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Conquering the Alphabet
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Dave Carr
Umm... biography? That's too simple. I am completely defined as a writer by my writing. I ain't gilding that lily. 
by/par Dave Carr
Published/Publié 05/19/2010
 
One man's quest to take Excalibur from its stone. A: ladder B: lure/repulsion. Relationship within field. C: subjective view/incomplete D: malformed cycle E: measure F: immeasurable at base G: counterclockwise momentum. effort. H: connected as equal/side to side I: connected (connection) from above to below/as inequal J: post-term modification. :reaches back" and touches the timeline. K: Strike. ALL DEFINITIONS. L: Profit.

Conquering the Alphabet
One man's quest to take Excalibur from its stone. A: ladder B: lure/repulsion. Relationship within field. C: subjective view/incomplete D: malformed cycle E: measure F: immeasurable at base G: counterclockwise momentum. effort. H: connected as equal/side to side I: connected(connection) from above to below/as inequal J: post-term modification. :reaches back" and touches the timeline. K: Strike. ALL DEFINITIONS. L: Profit. From Heaven joining timeline. M: Mass. Think Pi after a karate chop. N: Spawning or negating. Tree grows, acorn falls, tree grows. O: Whole cycle P: Potential. Possible. Pregnancy or penile implied. Q: Marked cycle or thing presumed as cycle. State of "undefined", and thus, linked to transience. R: Resultant. Compare to P. S: Redirect. Overlay an S on an O and you have the basic yin/yang. Imagine energy flowing counterclockwise; the S redirects it into clockwise momentum. T: Sacrifice. Bolt from beyond that affects but does not join timeline. U: Transient. From above and soon returning. V: Time-mark/place-mark. You Are Here. W: Choice. Mountain at center, two valleys to choose from to circumvent. Two more mountains beside those implied but not specified. X: Conversion of factors that do not modify each other. Y: Unification/division. Think zipper. Z: Connection of End-To Beginning. End of one line of writing connected to the start of the next. Generational. Unknown but assumed. Words are to be interpreted from center outwards, going left-right-left-right.

Nukular Poetry
Jeez, what a weird noise
I wonder what that light...
Holy shit! Did you see that?
Goddamned mushroom cloud is what that is
Fuck. That's getting big. That means...
Eeeeep.
Don't panic
Come on
Be... not to be...
A bang or w whimper...

*GULP*

Oh boy.

Ranting on 26
Two players
Two cues
six pockets
Fifteen balls.
One table.

English as punctuated.

Blank
A blank stare

I'm supposed to say something. Right.

I fiddle with my tie

I'm not wearing a tie

Doesn't matter

OK. That seemed to go over pretty well. Say something else.

wringing my hands
kinda sweaty
where did I put that
oh there it is             hankerchief

Applause is loud up here. I don't get how people say they enjoy it.
Keep talking.

gesture with the words
releasing the breeze
silverplattersilverplatterand...

Done.

Now just walk off the stage and have that drink.

Poetry
A; the ladder Jacob built, to
B; the bow and shaft
C; the sickle cutting grain, and
D; the bowl surpassed.

E; the measure tried and true, where
F; at base, no measure.
G; the effort God put in to
H; connection's pleasure

I; (e), the self, above, below,
J; post term modified
K; the strike that changes things for
L; profits surmised.

M; the broken back of pi for
N; create/negation
O;the cycle known as whole
P; profit borne latent

Q; cycle struck for measure
R; result predicted
S; the redirected tides
T; sacrificed. Kicked it.

U; the Cup to mollify
V; the marking place
W; the choice as made
X; the mark in place

Y; Union/Unlace.
Z; Death. Birth. Disgrace.

Spent
Bows and adders, snakes and ladders
arguments abound

Sickle sick'll, bowled to bowl
we just plain weren't around

Measuring immeasurable
Where we lost the rhyme

Effort in connection is the thing
to call sublime

Self as modified is something
we should not forget

Striking profit mirrors show
Is what time's long lens gets

Mass multiplied, so get the hint
and do the same for you

Whole cycle is potential if you'd
care to see it through

Questing for this Holy Grail result
is how we win

Redirecting sacrifice is how
we give our spin

Transience is what we are
just bouncing rays of light

Choose to cross the lines you see
But don't dive in to night

Unite first and divide from reason
Zzz's


Three Words Past Spent
Take.
Shit.
Philosophically.